HOUSTON – This year’s edition of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship Energy Tech Venture Forum, the premier venture capital and energy tech conference for connecting innovators, investors, corporations and the energy ecosystem, will feature more than 60 companies pitching their technologies to investors.
Early-bird registration is now open for attending the Sept. 15 forum, which will include 75 investors — among them Shell Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures and ExxonMobil — listening to pitches and identifying viable ventures at Rice University’s McNair Hall. The “Most Promising Companies,” as voted by the investors and presented by TC Energy, will be announced at the conclusion of the program.
The in-person forum will also feature keynotes and panels from more than 40 industry leaders. The keynote speakers are Ann DeWitt, general partner at The Engine; Ed Graham, vice president of ventures at ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions; and Serge Tismen, managing director and global co-head of the clean energy transition at Citi.
The schedule is jam-packed with opportunities for attendees to learn about emerging technologies that will drive the energy transition, meet investors and discover promising companies and investment opportunities, as well as networking and learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, researchers, investment professionals and business executives.
The presenting companies include Class 2 of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator, a program dedicated to building momentum behind transformative energy solutions.
The Rice Alliance is a nationally recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education and the launch of startups and tech companies in the Houston community and beyond. The Rice Alliance is a leading hub of the energy innovation ecosystem, accelerating the growth of energy and cleantech startups and regional economic development. Over more than 20 years, participating ventures have raised a combined $22.7 billion in funding.